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Govt keen on medical university

india Updated: Sep 11, 2006 16:19 IST
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HEALTH AND Medical Education Minister Ajay Vishnoi on Sunday reiterated that the State Government was making serious efforts towards setting up of a medical university in the State in keeping with long-standing demand from various quarters.

The Minister was speaking at a seminar `Bharatiya Swasthya Chintan’ on Indian medicine system organised under the aegis of the Indian Medicine System Department – Ayush. The Minister further said the seminar has been organised to draw plans to better utilise Indian medicine system in the State and to bring it on priority in the health policy of the State Government.

He said most of the State Government’s policies are based on allopathic medicine system and maximum budget it provided to it. But the Government was now committed to bridge this gap and was thinking of introducing Ayurvedic and Homoeopathic practitioners in 8,500 sub-health and primary health centres in the State.

Deputy chairman of the State Planning Commission Som Pal, advisor of Arogya Bharti and RSS office bearer Suresh Joshi and prominent personalities including Dr Bhaskar Rao Kulkarni of Assam,  Dr Ashok Kale of Pune University, MP from Gujarat Dr Kathiria, Panchakarma specialist from Jamnagar Hitendra Jani, yoga expert from Nashik Vilas Rao Mandlik, vice-chairman of Ayurved Vyaspeeth, Nashik Vijay Kulkarni, Seva Bharti chief Makhan Singh Chouhan, national secretary of Arogya Bharti Dr Madhusudan Deshpande were also present.

The Minister expressed hope that the recommendations of the seminar will provide proper direction for better use of Indian medicine system and traditional knowledge in the field in State.

Expressing his views, Som Pal said in China computers were being widely used in providing various treatments and they also use all the medicine systems simultaneously for healing. If any practitioner cannot heal a patient, he or she easily refers them to experts of other medicine systems, which is a unique style in world. He said that we should study the advancements in medicine and take the best from them.